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Mr. Charles S. Johnson III

The Peach Firm PC

Charles S. Johnson, a seasoned trial lawyer, currently practices in the areas dispute resolution, and public policy.


Following his graduation from Boston College Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review and a recipient of the Law School’s O’Keefe Award, Mr. Johnson began his legal career as an antitrust lawyer.  His antitrust practice has included service as principal Georgia antitrust counsel for a major automobile manufacturer and as coordinating antitrust counsel for a national insurance rating organization.  He also served as Adjunct Professor of Antitrust Law at the University of Georgia.  His litigation practice eventually expanded to include health policy litigation, education policy litigation, tax litigation, employment litigation, securities litigation, civil RICO and qui tam litigation, eminent domain litigation, zoning litigation, and litigation of commercial disputes. He currently serves as a member of the Commercial Dispute Resolution Panel for the American Arbitration Association.


Mr. Johnson’s public policy practice has included counseling, regulatory and legislative advocacy, and litigation.  His litigated cases have included Freeman v. Pitts, the 1992 Supreme Court case which made it possible for the courts to consider quality of education when fashioning a remedy for school segregation.


Following tours of duty as a principal at several major Atlanta law firms, he most recently served as Chief Counsel for a major historically black university and as Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute. Among his many civic involvements, he currently serves as President of the Southern Regional Council and as a Trustee of Bard College.